The making of gloves, particularly in leather. For hand knitted woollen gloves, see the separate entry for knitting.
|Craft category||Leather; Textiles|
|Historic area of significance||Yeovil, Somerset|
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|Origin in the UK|
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Issues affecting the viability of the craft
Craftspeople currently known
Dents of England – based in Warminster, established 1777.
Pittards – based in Yeovil, established 1822.
Southcombe Gloves – based in Somerset and Dorset, established 1847.
Chester Jefferies – based in Gillingham, Dorset, established 1936.
Cornelia James – based in East Sussex, established 1946.
The British Glove Company – based in the South West.
An extensive list of British glove manufacturers, who undertake production in the UK can be found here.